Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.